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What are the drugs faslodex (fulvestrant) and xeloda similiar to each other?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Not similar: Faslodex (fulvestrant) is an anti hormonal medication. Blocks production of estrogen. Xeloda is a chemotherapy medication. Hope this helps.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
NO: Faslodex (fulvestrant) - is hormone therapy for metastatic breast cancer, it`s given as an injection. Xeloda - is an oral chemotherapy drug that can also be used in metastatic breast cancer as well as in other cancers.

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Are faslodex (fulvestrant) and Xeloda similiar to each other?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
NO: Faslodex (fulvestrant) is an anti estogen therapy -used to treat hormone receptor positive breast cancer (breast cancer that depends on hormones such as estrogen to grow)- is given by injecting medication into the muscle. Xeloda is an oral chemotherapy- which is a pro drug of 5fu. It is used to treat different kind of cancer such as- colon, esophagus, rectal, breast . They are not similar.

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